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by splatterdog
Mon Feb 19, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Why is the cabin blower motor relay buzzing?
Replies: 2
Views: 17

Re: Why is the cabin blower motor relay buzzing?

Actually looking at the diagram now, an alternate ground is not so weird. I bet the relay is getting ground thru the resistor, only during the moments between commutator bar contact in the running blower motor. Does the relay clicking change speeds along with the blower speeds? I think you should fo...
by splatterdog
Mon Feb 19, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Why is the cabin blower motor relay buzzing?
Replies: 2
Views: 17

Re: Why is the cabin blower motor relay buzzing?

I would suspect a soon to be faulty connection at the blower switch. A small terminal in the switch turns on the relay and the rest of it controls ground after the motor. The only time I've had a dead blower was because of a broken wire at the switch, shutting the relay down. A weird possibility mig...
by splatterdog
Mon Feb 19, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: AM1 fusible link amp drain?
Replies: 4
Views: 39

Re: AM1 fusible link amp drain?

That's the charging current fuse. It might be a bad diode in the alt. Disconnect battery wire at it and recheck. Also, make sure there isn't keyed power keeping the alt turned on.
by splatterdog
Mon Feb 19, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: my post-tercel vehicle adventures
Replies: 11
Views: 103

Re: my post-tercel vehicle adventures

Enough about cars, what about the vacation property? Is there room to start you own T4 repository? haha 5 hours is a bit of a run, definitely consider gas mileage when making a vehicle choice. Even 2-3 mpg's can add up in a hurry. I've been mostly T4'ing to camp this winter, which is 2 hours away, s...
by splatterdog
Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: Repair Guides
Topic: flasher mod for LED bulbs
Replies: 5
Views: 1054

Re: flasher mod for LED bulbs

Oops, I'm a little behind! Along with their downward spiral of having nothing on the shelf, I avoided the whole location it was at. All the newer shopping areas are clustered strip mall hell with little thought of traffic and parking. An argument over a simple 12v cord with an "electrical engineer" ...
by splatterdog
Thu Feb 15, 2018 7:09 am
Forum: General
Topic: A Tercel CHALLENGE: How hot is your heater?
Replies: 9
Views: 98

Re: A Tercel CHALLENGE: How hot is your heater?

Current driver has very good heat due to my Gates flush gun and no chemicals. At 40, it would definitely achieve "hurt hot". That's measured by my shoe leather hands. So far this winter, the car hasn't seen anything above 30. AT -27 it does the job where I don't have to dress for ice fishing just to...
by splatterdog
Wed Feb 14, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Have YOU seen these tires?
Replies: 9
Views: 140

Re: Have YOU seen these tires?

I was guessing that. Don't think I've ever heard any good things from Canadian techs either. Good deal on snows for being not quite end of season.
by splatterdog
Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: General
Topic: Have YOU seen these tires?
Replies: 9
Views: 140

Re: Have YOU seen these tires?

You can never go wrong with winter tires!

Crap Tire?
by splatterdog
Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:54 am
Forum: Repair Guides
Topic: flasher mod for LED bulbs
Replies: 5
Views: 1054

Re: flasher mod for LED bulbs

A new flasher is easiest. Getting harder and harder to find capacitors locally, at least here. Radio Shack is a shadow of it's former self and a downtown surplus seller involves a lengthy visit. Nice tip though! Saves a bunch of search time. I put these https://www.amazon.com/Philips-1157-X-tremeVis...
by splatterdog
Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:20 am
Forum: General
Topic: Have YOU seen these tires?
Replies: 9
Views: 140

Re: Have YOU seen these tires?

As Synth pointed out, way too heavy! Even though they are as "low end" as I will sell, Kumho are good tires for the money. The wife got some Crugen HT51's for her summer tires. They look so close to Michelin LTX/MS2's I can't believe they haven't been sued! https://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?t...
by splatterdog
Sat Feb 10, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: Gallery and Projects
Topic: 1983 Toyota Tercel 4WD SR5 : Life in Pictures / Lost & Found: RESTORATION DOCUMENTED!
Replies: 191
Views: 15274

Re: 1983 Toyota Tercel 4WD SR5 : Life in Pictures / Lost & Found: RESTORATION DOCUMENTED!

So that's what my twins looked like when new! I'm sure member DCN would even be impressed. Pretty sure he was the former champ now, for the cleanest T4.

Well done!
by splatterdog
Fri Feb 09, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: What's this?
Replies: 3
Views: 49

Re: What's this?

Just a pumpless air injection setup, it carries no oil. It's likely wet from a leaking distributor o-ring or possibly just oil changes. Look above it. Smell test also. Gear oil is unmistakable.
by splatterdog
Thu Feb 08, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: slamming out of first gear on take off from a stop
Replies: 36
Views: 348

Re: slamming out of first gear on take off from a stop

One slight possibility could be worn out shifter bushings preventing full engagement. Probably deeper though.
by splatterdog
Wed Feb 07, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: T4's and cigs
Replies: 3
Views: 70

Re: T4's and cigs

No Tom. I would refuse to get in that car. I got the pic off a technician forum. The only time I've had a tobacco refusal, so far, was a heater core job. I'm sure most here know that involves rolling around on the passenger floor for a while. Well this guy had been using that area for tobacco spit, ...
by splatterdog
Wed Feb 07, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: Gallery and Projects
Topic: Building myself a rear bumper
Replies: 7
Views: 100

Re: Building myself a rear bumper

Looks good! Great welds for a beginner too. What machine were you working with? Don't forget a receiver hitch tube. While my friend was using the bumper I made, it just got an old hitch tongue welded on. Worked fine, but it's nice to get it out of the way. His inflicted much damage since he was putt...